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The Pistons are officially rebuilding.
Wednesday's trade, which sent Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to Memphis, did more than just close the book on the 2004 championship team. It also gives the team the salary-cap space to overhaul the roster and fix the serious mistakes made in recent years.
In the short term, the trade doesn't seem likely to make Detroit a better team. Yes, newly acquired point guard Jose Calderon is one of the best passers in the NBA, which will help get turnovers under control.
But the defense is now highly suspect. With Brandon Knight moving to shooting guard and Kyle Singler at small forward, there will be enormous pressure on Jason Maxiell and Greg Monroe to get stops after opposing players get by the first line of defense.
One way to combat that would be to move Andre Drummond into the starting lineup -- he and Monroe form a defensive wall at the basket -- but that would leave the undersized Maxiell as the only decent defender on a seco...
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Tayshaun Prince has played his entire career with the Detroit Pistons, so it’d be natural to expect him to run out of the tunnel, just like he has since entering the league in 2002. Earlier today, reports surfaced of a three-team trade that would send Prince to the Memphis Grizzlies. One eager Prince fan apparently didn’t get the memo — fortunately the TV cameras were rolling...
A Tayshaun Prince fan waiting in his jersey for the forward to run out of the Pistons’ tunnel gets confused when he doesn’t see his favorite player among the team. After receiving the information of the trade on his phone, the disappointed fan ditches the jersey before tip-off:
Tweet Long-time Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince, one of the last remaining players from the Pistons 2004 NBA championship roster, was dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday afternoon for Jose Calderon. Once a fan wearing a Prince jersey found out Prince wasn’t coming down the tunnel pre-game, the fan quickly ripped his jersey off. Watch: [...]
Tayshaun Prince came off the bench in his Memphis Grizzlies debut and made his presence felt in 32 minutes. Prince hit 7-of-11 shots for 14 points. He also collected a rebound, three assists and a block. A solid start in Memphis, and I expect the former Piston to slide into the starting lineup after a few games.
Newly acquired forwards Ed Davis and Austin Daye each played five...
The dominoes are starting to fall in the Rudy Gay deal, and it looks like the Grizzlies got away with murder. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Detroit Pistons are sending forward Tayshaun Prince to Memphis so they can acquire Jose Calderon who was apart of the Rudy Gay trade.
Not a bad lineup when you add Prince to Gasol, Randolph, Allen, and Conley...
By Ron Higgins MEMPHIS -- Even as someone as stoic as pokerfaced Tayshaun Prince could not ignore the enormity of the moment. He had started 798 straight games (695 in regular season, 103 in playoffs) when healthy, dating to 2004-05 for the Detroit Pistons. But here was on Friday night in FedExForum, entering a game for the first time in his 11 NBA seasons not wearing a No...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Conley scored 18 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 in his Memphis debut, including a pair of key fourth-quarter jumpers, as the Grizzlies defeated the Washington Wizards 85-76 on Friday night.
Marc Gasol added 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, while Tony Allen and Jerryd Bayless finished with 11 points each. Allen also grabbed eight rebounds...
The last remaining member of the 2004 NBA champion Detroit Pistons is apparently gone.
Reports started to surface Wednesday evening -- about an hour before the Pistons' game in Indiana -- that Tayshaun Prince is heading to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team trade. The Grizzlies would also get Pistons forward Austin Daye and send their star swingman, Rudy Gay, to the...
The final remaining piece of the 2004 Championship team is gone.
Wednesday Joe Dumars become involved in a three team trade with Memphis and Toronto that centered around Rudy Gay of the Grizzlies. No the Pistons didn’t acquire Gay, which would have been awesome but they did receive point guard Jose Calderon in the deal who was originally sent to the Grizzlies.
Going to Memphis...
Well there was good news and bad news depending on how you look at it for the the Pistons Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
The good news?
Joe Dumars was able to send the bloated Tayshaun Prince contract along with an under-performing Austin Daye to Memphis for Jose Calderon and his expiring contract.
The bad news… the Pistons were simply pathetic shooting from the field tonight...
With Jose Calderon coming to Detroit, there’s a question of who will lose out. The Pistons are already pretty guard heavy, so adding another quality guard makes sense. Despite Brandon Knight‘s 7/1/4 line, he has been doing extremely well and should continue to start. Kyle Singler went 5/4/0 (with 2 blocks) has been a bit iffy, but he’s a rookie, and surely Detroit isn’t in...
After what felt like a super long road trip out West, the Indiana Pacers finally returned to Banker's Life Fieldhouse to pound the shorthanded (lost Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye in a trade) Detroit Pistons 98-79, snapping a 3-game losing streak to begin a long home-stretch with just a single road game until Feb. 23.
Not much to say except it was good to see the Pacers...
The Memphis Grizzlies, playing for the first time after trading away Rudy Gay, get set to face the Thunder in Oklahoma City tonight. While the Gay swap for Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, and Austin Daye saves the tea money and improves depth in the long-run, they’ll be fairly depleted in tonight’s match-up.
AccuScore has the Thunder as heavy favorites with 87.3 percent chance at...